The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


January 5, 2013

High school roundup: Dragons' Smith gets 100th victory

By The Daily Item


COUDERSPORT -- After an exceptional football season, Lewisburg's Brandon Smith has reached some rarified air on the wrestling mat as well.

Smith's 29-second pin over Bradford's Zach Zawatski at 220 pounds was the 100th for his career as Lewisburg took a 66-9 victory in Saturday's Coudersport Duals.

The Green Dragons also beat Coudersport, 54-23; but they fell to Maplewood, 37-36.

Smith became the 10th Lewisburg wrestler in program history to reach 100 wins.

Including Smith's win, the Green Dragons got a total of four pins.

n Shikellamy 44,

State College 25

SUNBURY -- The Braves got their first Big 7 victory of the year as they opened the match with four wins to beat the Little Lions.

A major decision from Dwayne Pepper at 195 pounds and a Dan Karpinski pin at 220 got Shikellamy (5-5, 1-0 BSL) out to a 19-0 lead.

The Braves later got pins from Nick Gittens (106), Tyler Hepler (126) and John Rohrbach (160) and also a big 3-1 decision from Tristan Paul at 132 that occurred over Mike Kauffman, a state qualifier a year ago.

State College falls to 3-9, 0-4 in league action.

Darryl Englehart also picked up a good win at 170, a 9-5 decision over Alex Silver, according to Shikellamy coach John Supsic.


n Milton 43,

Midd-West 26

MILTON -- Twelve points apiece from Katelyn Gensel and Linea Brouse lifted the Black Panthers to the HAC-I win.

Gensel also pulled down 10 rebounds as Milton (4-5, 2-1 HAC-I) out-rebounded Midd-West 44-30.

Mikayla Beiler led Midd-West with eight points.

n Selinsgrove 40,

Jersey Shore 29

SELINSGROVE -- Laura Long's near double-double of 14 points and nine rebounds helped give the Seals the HAC-I win. Selinsgrove improves to 4-5 overall.

n Shamokin 57,

Mifflinburg 36

COAL TOWNSHIP -- Despite the best efforts of the Wildcats' Sara Stauffer, the Indians took control early and went on for the HAC-I victory.

Stauffer scored 14 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had four steals for Mifflinburg (1-8, 0-3 HAC-I).

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